Saturday, January 26, 2008

Obituary: Bernard Mazursky - Class of 1966

Sp.4 Mazursky
Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Army Sp.4 Bernard Mazursky, 20, son of Mrs. Rose Mazursky, 314 S. Orchard St., will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Fitch-Lawrence Funeral Home, 626 University Ave.

Sp. Mazursky was killed in action in Vietnam May 4. He had been in the army since Dec. 1, 1966. He was in Madison about a month ago while his unit was being transferred from Germany to Vietnam.

He was a 1966 graduate of Central-University High School and a member of Beth Israel Center.

Surviving besides his mother are three brothers, Marvin, 2110 Tawhee Dr., Larry, Tarzana, Calif; and Charles, San Francisco; and two sisters, Linda and Beverly, at home.

Military graveside rites will be held in Forest Hill Cemetery,

There will be no visitation at the funeral home, but friends may call at the Mazursky residence during the week. The family has asked that memorials be made to the Beth Israel Center Memorial Fund.

Note: The above was originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 13, 1968. At this time, obituaries were still "news stories," written by newspaper staff, not families. Submitted by Gerhard Ellerkamp (Class of 1966).

Bernard Mazursky's grave marker in Section 10 of Forest Hill Cemetery (photo taken 11/21/2007)

Close-up of Jewish War Veterans of the United States marker next to grave marker for Bernard Mazursky (photo taken 11/21/2007)

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